Title: LeBard Park and Residential Project
Applicant: Huntington Beach Unified School District
Location: LeBard Park, 20451 & 20461 Craimer Ln
The project includes a proposal by the Huntington Beach City School District to amend the existing Public Zoning and General Plan land use designations on an approximately 9.7-acres surplus closed school site (LeBard Elementary School) for public recreation and single-family residential uses. The City would acquire 6.5 acres of the LeBard Elementary school site that are currently developed with sports fields as an addition to the adjoining approximately 3-acre developed portion of LeBard Park. Improvements within the sports fields and existing park area would include a new concession/restroom/storage building, relocation of bleachers and bullpens, accessibility upgrades and an expanded parking lot. Other improvements include grading and drainage within the park and sports fields area and a new passive recreational area. The existing amenities in LeBard Park and all six sports fields would remain. The project also includes a 15-lot, low-density single-family residential planned unit development subdivision in the 3.2-acre area where the original school building and pavement/parking area are currently developed. If approved, the subdivided area would be sold to a private home building for development of the residences. Additionally, because the project would be a planned unit development, a public benefit must be provided. The HBCSD has proposed a new restroom/concession and storage building and other park upgrades as part of the public benefit. The project requires a variance to address perimeter landscaping requirements in the park parking lot and a conditional use permit to address differences in existing elevations across the site.
The project and a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) were approved by the City Council on July 20, 2015.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Villasenor at 714-374-1661 or [email protected].
Project Status: Adopted
Project Planner: Jennifer Villasenor
Last Updated: May 06, 2015
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